Last Updated January 18, 2007
You have reached the "Historical Timelines" section of my site.
The following historic timelines are by no means comprehensive. In fact, they are very, very
limited and subjective. I am primarily interested in literature;
timelines are heavily influenced by what I thought heavily influenced the literature of each
particular civilization or age. Some timelines are better than others. Some are downright sketchy.
I have listed them in order of, in my
opinion, their comprehensiveness. My primary focus is on British literature. However,
I have tried to include bits and pieces on other historic events that I found
particularly interesting. I have listed those sources that I used
in the making of these timelines.
I cannot stress enough that
I received the lion's share of my knowledge from my father-in-law, John's,
Western Civilization and Survey of English History classes. He teaches at
Woods Community College in Kansas City, MO. Enroll in one of his courses, if you ever get
the chance--he's the best!! Or at the very least, visit his
Western Civilization sites
(they include "Student Notes" and everything!!). That said, any
mistakes found within these timelines are due to my faulty typing or understanding.
AS I INDICATED ABOVE, THESE TIMELINES WERE BEGUN FOR MY OWN PERSONAL USE. THESE TIMELINES
SHOULD NOT BE USED AS RESOURCES FOR ANY KIND OF RESEARCH PAPER. THESE TIMELINES SHOULD ONLY
BE USED AS AN AID TO GIVE A "JUMPING OFF POINT." THESE TIMELINES ARE NOT PEER-REVIEWED;
THEREFORE, THEY ARE SUBJECT TO ANY NUMBER OF UNINTENTIONAL
AUTHORIAL TYPING ERRORS AND/OR MISUNDERSTANDINGS.
REMEMBER, INTERNET SOURCES (WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS) CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS DEFINITIVE
They ain't pretty, but they're mine!!
War (primarily European) Timeline
Latin American Timeline
Timeline of Major Religions (Still Under Construction)
Ancient Greek (and Other Ancient Civilizations) and Modern Greek Timeline
Ancient Roman and Modern Italy Timeline
Please feel free to e-mail me with any corrections,
suggestions, or comments at kris@MarKris.net.
I found a nice web site with Historical Timelines that are probably more
accurate than mine, so you might want to check it out:
Timelines of History
I found information in the following reference books
in addition to my father-in-law's course syllabi and lecture
notes. I have listed them in order of use, according to my memory. Because I did
initially only for my own personal use, I have paraphrased and quoted without citing
should for a research paper; therefore, anyone using these timelines should
consult the following
sources. DO NOT QUOTE FROM THESE TIMELINES!! ALWAYS DOUBLE-CHECK MY WORK!!!!
Merriam-Webster's Biographical Dictionary. 1995 Edition. ISBN: 0877797439
The Columbia Encyclopedia. Third Edition. No ISBN (too old--1963 edition, 1969 printing)
Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 1999. 1999 Edition.
Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature. 1995 Edition. ISBN: 0877790426
The Random House Encyclopedia. 1990 Edition. ISBN: 0394584503
A Web Page entitled
Birthday #2 for the dates the states entered the Union (American History Timeline)
Harmon and Holman's A Handbook to Literature. Seventh Edition. ISBN: 0132347822
The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature. 1990 Edition. ISBN:0192826670.
A Web Page formerly available at the University of Pennsylvania entitled, "A Celebration of Women Writers: 1601-1700,"
for the dates of many of the Renaissance/Neoclassical women writers (go figure) on the British Timeline.
Couldn't find a URL for it the last time I checked.
A Web Page entitled Women's History Month 1999 Feminist Foremothers for the dates of many of the Renaissance/Neoclassical women writers on the British Timeline